Reviews and Problems with Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8
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An affordable benchmark lens
B. Maestas, Amazon
15 October 2014
Summary: I love this lens. This is one of the first good Nikkor lenses I bought back in the '90s and I still have it and use it every day. Although I use it on F, F2, FM and F4s bodies, I mainly use it on a Sony NEX-7 and NEX-5. I do a lot of product photography with this lens and with the APS-C sensor I get more working distance which is actually preferable. I also shoot a lot of food with this lens. It's devilishly sharp and well-saturated.
Excerpt: I was able to take a few shots with this lens before I had to return it. The sharpness and micro detail for this focal length was astounding. For some reason the aperture could not be adjusted from the camera. I bought it for this reason since I already own a 55mm 3.5 micro AI. The 2.8 AI-s is even a little sharper. I have never had a problem with a Nikon lens in 30 years so I was surprised. I will order another one.
Summary: My favorite lens is the buttery smooth 55 2.8 f.2.8. A bit short for hardcore macro work, but my Mamiya 120 f4 does the trick for that. The 55mm works when things are tight. Brings clarity in the fog of night, turns smiles into sunshine. Its crisp, clean, and just the right length for portraiture.
Excerpt: If you are into shooting subject matter where you want to focus down to 9 inches, this is the lens! I bought it for close up work with my F2AS. For a while, I carried my faster 50mm lens with me as well, but once I saw how amazingly sharp this lens is, I rarely carry the 50mm now. This lens is fast enough for most general photography and it's sharpness will amaze you!
Excerpt: Currently using on DX format camera, it is a great learning tool for Macro photography. The resolution, sharpness and overall quality is outstanding. This is a classic Nikon lens, and I hope they never discontinue it.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I needed a manual iris & focus zoom-macro lens for a major project at work, with a cost that balanced performance & value. Zoom range, clarity & field of view were critical parameters for the high MP images being captured. This lens fit the requirements well and allowed the project to move forward into product launch.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged